Biodiesel Quality

March 24, 2015

ASTM D7861 validates use of portable biodiesel blend analyzers

BY Wilks - a Spectro Scientific Company ASTM method D7861 for measuring biodiesel blend ratios enables users to take full advantage of the speed, convenience and durability provided by portable infrared analyzers, such as those offered by Wilks - a Spectro Scientific Company. READ MORE

March 24, 2015

ASTM releases B20 heating oil specifications

BY Ron KotrbaD396-15a adds parameters for stability and allows a slightly higher distillation temperature for the blends, the same changes included in the D7467 specification passed by ASTM in 2008 for 6 to 20 percent biodiesel in on- and off-road diesel fuel. READ MORE

March 02, 2015

U. of Saskatchewan receives funding for glycerin purification

BY The University of Saskatchewan With more than $500,000 in government funding, researchers will be able to purchase highly specialized equipment for the development and commercialization of new, more efficient and affordable glycerol purification and conversion technologies. READ MORE

February 02, 2015

Revised ASTM standard expands trace FAME limit in jet fuels

BY ASTM A new revision to ASTM D1655, the jet fuel spec, increases the allowance of trace biodiesel from 5 to 50 parts per million. ASTM member David J. Abdallah with Exxon Mobil Research and Engineering says this could be raised to 100 ppm in the future. READ MORE

January 27, 2015

Lanxess introduces new Baynox stabilizers for biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaLanxess Corp. announced it has added two new highly concentrated antioxidants to its line of biodiesel stabilizers. The new products, Baynox Ultra and Baynox Cargo, were introduced to the U.S. market at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo. READ MORE

January 26, 2015

BQ-9000 Retailer Program unveiled at Nat'l Biodiesel Conference

BY Ron KotrbaThe new BQ-9000 Retailer Program is the fourth segment of the growingly popular fuel quality assurance program, joining the previously established certifications for biodiesel producers, marketers and testing laboratories. READ MORE

December 16, 2014

AGQM's 9th No-harm Test Round on oxidation stabilizers begins

BY AGQM The German biodiesel quality management association AGQM started a new test round of biodiesel oxidation stabilizers. The sophisticated tests aim at eliminating possible detrimental interactions of additives when blended with diesel fuel. READ MORE

December 15, 2014

ASTM approves spec for heating oil with 6 to 20 percent biodiesel

BY The National Biodiesel Board The updated ASTM D396 Standard Specification for Fuel Oils with the new grade for blends of 6 to 20 percent biodiesel will be finalized and published by ASTM for public use after the usual ASTM review and editing process. It's expected by February. READ MORE

November 11, 2014

Springboard intro's methanol recovery, soap-casting equipment

BY Ron KotrbaChico, Calif.-based biodiesel equipment manufacturer Springboard Biodiesel recently introduced its GL95/MC12/BD380 trio to recover more than 99 percent of excess methanol mixed in with the glycerin that's produced when making biodiesel. READ MORE